Saturday, August 18, 2018

Category Archives: Featured

Seattleite Spotlight: Enumclaw Local Trains Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia
In a historic moment in June, the orthodox kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted its archaic ban on female drivers. Women are still restricted in multiple ways, without complete freedom in the right to marry, work as they deem fit, or travel freely. However, this is a win as women can finally be liberated from this decades-old rule, making it easier to generally travel around, join the workforce, and expand their own businesses. (more…)
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5 Workshops & Classes to Take This Summer
Every year, I make a list of things I want to learn. This year, my list included gardening, calligraphy, and salsa dancing. I’ve ticked the first two off the list, but haven’t signed up for dance classes yet. It’s often difficult to find the time to learn something new, especially if you need to commit to several weeks or months. However, there are many classes and workshops that are just a few hours long that give you a little intro. Here are some of our favorites we think are worth checking out.  (more…)
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Hey Seattle, Let’s Talk About Mental Health
For me, June began on an extremely sad note. First, we lost the iconic fashion designer Kate Spade. A couple days later, Anthony Bourdain, beloved chef and storyteller extraordinaire was found dead in his hotel room. There was an outpouring of grief from all over the world. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Lummi Island & A Meal at Willows Inn
Lummi Island is part of the San Juan Islands two hours north of Seattle. The entire island is only 9.25 square miles with a population of 822. It’s quiet, pretty, and easy to get to, which makes it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Plus, The Willows Inn has one of the best meals in the state.  (more…)
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Culture Dose: Local Companies Doing Good
Seattle employees take their expertise overseas. WE Communications’ Global Pro Bono experience offers an opportunity of a lifetime. The program means that a couple employees get selected to join employees from other companies (like DOW, PIMCO and SAP) to travel abroad to developing regions, where they help a local nonprofit organization solve a wide-range of organizational problems. (more…)
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Mindful Travel: Doing Good While on the Road
A Q&A with Crooked Trails Co-Founder Chris Mackay Since 1998, local nonprofit travel organization Crooked Trails has done its part to transform tourism into a positive force. The team designs custom, interactive adventures in addition to supporting community development projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs and operators. The overarching aim? “To inspire travelers to get involved in the places they visit and to empower locals to take charge of tourism in their communities.” (more…)
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Explorative Dishes and Fine Dining Meet at Petite Galerie
Chef-Owner Rob Sevcik has a longstanding love affair of cooking for the Madison Valley neighborhood, and this time he’s returned with his own elegant brasserie serving lunch and dinner. (more…)
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Making New Female Friends on Hey! VINA
I’m after real friendship.  I’ve lived in Seattle my entire life so I’ve accumulated different circles of friends from school, workplaces, friends of friends, co-ed sports leagues, and more. However, with many friends, our goals or priorities simply aren’t compatible anymore. We all have our own very busy lives. People have gotten married and have kids or moved away. Finding friends post-college isn’t easy.  (more…)
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